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31 Steve Cishek RP
Height/Weight: 6-6/217 | Birthdate: 6/18/1986 | Birthplace: Falmouth, MA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 86/73 | Average Draft Position: 168.50
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Steve Cishek takes loss in blown save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew a save opportunity and took a loss Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on three hits and one walk without recording an out in his team's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

Cishek (4-5) was given a two-run lead to open the bottom of the 10th before a single, a walk and another single brought the Diamondbacks to within one. With runners on first a third, Cishek surrendered a game-ending double to take his third blown save of the season. He owns a 3.76 ERA and 45:13 K:BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings.


Steve Cishek records 20th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday to earn his 20th save in his team's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

The Marlins didn't take the lead until the top of the ninth inning, and Cishek was able to slam the door without issue. He's had two rough outings in the last two weeks but looks to be back on track. Cishek owns a 3.05 ERA and 45:12 K:BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings.


Steve Cishek picks up 19th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek earned his 19th save Saturday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 6-5 win over the Cardinals.

Cishek bounced back nicely after blowing his previous save opportunity Thursday, and he needed just nine pitches to shut the door on Saturday's game. He owns a 3.13 ERA and 44:12 K:BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings.


Steve Cishek struggles again in blown save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek lost for the second time in a week Thursday, as he blew his second save of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Phillies.

Cishek entered the game with a one-run lead, and allowed the Phillies to score twice in the ninth inning. He walked the leadoff hitter and allowed a one-out single to put runners on the corners. Cishek then induced a pair of grounders that brought both runners in, giving the Phillies the lead.

Cishek was tagged for four runs last Friday, and has now allowed six runs over his last 3 2/3 innings. His ERA has risen to 3.22 in 36 1/3 innings overall, though he is still 18 for 20 on save opportunities. 


Steve Cishek falls apart in non-save situation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) The Marlins turned to closer Steve Cishek to send Friday's game against the Athletics into extra innings, but he melted down in a 9-5 loss.

Cishek simply couldn't get anyone out in the game, as he made it through just two-thirds of an inning before he was lifted. Cishek was charged with four runs on five hits and a walk in his worst outing of the season, as he took the loss.

Cishek's ERA rose more than a full run based on Friday's appearance, and now stands at 2.97 through 33 1/3 innings. Cishek remains 18 for 19 on save opportunities.  


Steve Cishek fans the side for save No. 18


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth Wednesday to close out a 3-2 win over the Phillies.

Cishek didn't have much room for error with a one-run lead, but he also didn't need much help. Cishek retired the Phillies in order on 17 pitches, striking out each batter en route to the save.

Cishek is now 18 for 19 on save chances this season, with a 1.93 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings of work. 


Steve Cishek wins it on play at the plate


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek nearly blew his second save of the season Friday, but got some help from the outfield defense in a 3-2 win over the Mets.

Cishek appeared to allow the tying run when he induced a fly ball to left field, but Marcell Ozuna gunned out Kirk Nieuwenhuis at the plate, ending the game and giving Cishek the save. He allowed one hit in one inning for the save.

Cishek is now 17 for 18 on save chances this season, with a 1.99 ERA in 31 2/3 innings of work. 


Steve Cishek notches 16th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek picked up his 16th save Tuesday after giving up one earned run on one hit and striking out two in his team's 6-5 victory over the Cubs.

Cishek gave up a double to the leadoff hitter in the ninth inning, and after he advanced to third base on a passed ball, the runner was able to score on a sacrifice fly with one out. The closer retired the next batter to sew up the victory. Cishek owns a 2.35 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 40:9 K:BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings.


Steve Cishek fans two for 15th save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) The offense rallied for an 8-5 lead late Tuesday, and closer Steve Cishek made sure it stood up as the Marlins took down the Rangers.

Cishek worked a quick and painless ninth inning as he retired the Rangers on 18 pitches. He struck out two batters en route to his 15th save in 16 chances.

Cishek has a 2.36 ERA in 26 2/3 innings of work on the season, with 34 strikeouts and just nine walks. 

The offense rallied for an 8-5 lead late Tuesday, and closer Steve Cishek made sure it stood up as the Marlins took down the Rangers.

Cishek worked a quick and painless ninth inning as he retired the Rangers on 18 pitches. He struck out two batters en route to his 15th save in 16 chances.

Cishek has a 2.36 ERA in 26 2/3 innings of work on the season, with 34 strikeouts and just nine walks. 


Steve Cishek Ks two for save No. 14 Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out two and worked a perfect ninth inning for the save Sunday afternoon against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cishek has converted 14 of 15 save chances, with a 2.45 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 32:9 K:BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings.

Steve Cishek secures shaky save Wednesday vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek surrendered one unearned run on one hit and two walks Wednesday, but he was able to lock up his 13th save in his team's 5-4 win over the Rays.

Cishek watched the first batter of the ninth inning reach on an error before surrending a double and a walk to load the bases. After the Rays scored one on a ground out, the closer was able to get another out before re-loading the bases with an intentional walk. The strategy paid off, as he induced a pop-up from the next batter to finish off the win. Cishek owns a 2.55 ERA and 30:9 K:BB ratio in 24 2/3 innings.


Steve Cishek records 12th save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out one during a 1-2-3 ninth inning Monday to pick up his 12th save in his team's 3-1 win over the Rays.

Cishek suffered his second loss Sunday after giving up two runs on three hits and a walk, but he was able to bounce back with a perfect frame one night later. He owns a 2.66 ERA and 30:7 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings.


Steve Cishek allows first home run at the worst time


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek allowed his first home run of the season at the worst possible time.

Cishek entered the ninth with the score tied at two. He immediately allowed a single to Freddie Freeman, and gave up a two-run bomb to Evan Gattis. Cishek was able to get through the inning unscathed after that, but the damage had already been done. The Marlins could not come back in the bottom of the inning, handing Cishek a loss. 


Steve Cishek works 1-2-3 inning for the save vs. Nationals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out one and worked a perfect inning to secure a 3-2 win over the Nationals and the save Monday afternoon in Washington.

Cishek needed only 14 pitches to secure the win for Miami. He is 11 for 12 in save opportunities with a 1.74 ERA, an 0.97 WHIP and 26:6 K:BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings of relief.

Steve Cishek fans three in four-out save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek had to work hard for his save Saturday, as he was asked to enter the game in a jam in the eighth inning against the Brewers.

Cishek came into the game with runners on second and third and two outs in the inning, following a series of fielding blunders. He struck out Scooter Gennett to end the threat in the eighth, but still had to get through the ninth with just a one-run lead.

He shut the door on the Brewers in the final frame, allowing just an infielder single before striking out Jean Segura for the final out of the game. He struck out three batters in closing out his 10th save. He has blown just one save so far, while posting a 1.83 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 25 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings of work.


Steve Cishek picks up third relief win in May


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek picked up his fourth relief win Thursday against the Phillies after Christian Yelich provided a two-out, bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting Miami to a 4-3 win.

Cishek (4-1), who has collected three relief wins in May, entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with the scored tied at 3. He allowed a leadoff single to Ben Revere, but he retired the next three batters in order, which included strikeouts of Jimmy Rollins and Wil Nieves.


Steve Cishek records save No. 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek saved his first game in more than a week Friday, in a 7-5 win over the Giants.

Cishek tossed a scoreless ninth inning in the win, walking one batter and recording three outs via flyball. He is 8 for 9 on save opportunities on the season, to go along with a 2.12 ERA in 17 innings of work. 


Steve Cishek perfect in extras for save No. 7


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek worked another perfect inning Thursday against the Padres, for his third save in a row.

Cishek entered the game with the Marlins up 3-1 in the 11th inning, and never put the outcome in doubt. He retired the Padres in order with one strikeout, needing just 12 pitches to do so.

Cishek has now blown just one save this season, in eight opportunities. He has a 1.80 ERA in 15 innings of work, with 17 strikeouts, five walks and 10 hits allowed. 


Steve Cishek picks up third relief win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek picked up his third relief win Wednesday against the Mets, as the Marlins won the game 1-0 with a walk-off sac fly in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Cishek (3-1) entered the game in the top of the ninth and retired the side in order, which included a strikeout of David Wright. The Marlins won the game when Giancarlo Stanton scored the winning run on a sac fly from Marcell Ozuna.

Cishek also picked up a win in Monday's game against the Mets. He has one save through five May appearances.


Steve Cishek awarded second win of season Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out one and worked past a walk in a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets. Casey McGehee slapped a walkoff RBI single in the ninth to give the right-hande his second win of the season.

Cishek (2-1) owns a 2.08 ERA and 15:5 K:BB ratio over 13 innings of relief this season.

Marlins don't expect many multi-inning saves for Steve Cishek


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Marlins manager Mike Redmond told reporters Friday that he doesn't expect to make a habit of using closer Steve Cishek for multi-inning saves. Cishek got the team out of a jam in the eighth inning and collected a rare four-out save against the Braves.

"It's not a scenario we want to get into the habit of doing," Redmond said. "But will we do it in a situation where we had an off-day and he hadn't pitched in four days? Sure."

Steve Cishek gets out of jam for save No. 6


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek stepped into a difficult situation Thursday, but was able to work his way out of the jam in a multi-inning save in a 5-4 win over the Braves.

Cishek entered the game with runners on first and third and a one-run lead in the eighth inning, and didn't make things much easier for himself by walking the first batter he faced. Fortunately, he only needed to retire one batter to get out of the jam, as he set Ramiro Pena down on strikes to finish the inning.

Cishek worked a quick ninth inning to pin down the save, retiring the Braves in order on just eight pitches. He now has a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings on the season, with six saves in seven appearances. 


Steve Cishek bounces back with extra-innings save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek bounced back from his first blown save of the season with a scoreless 10th inning Saturday, in a 7-6 win over the Mets.

Cishek issued a walk in the outing, but worked around it easily to pick up his fifth save. He struck out one batter while throwing 8 of 15 pitches for strikes.

Cishek blew his first save since last June Friday night, but got a chance to get over it quickly. He is now 5 for 6 on save opportunities, with a 2.08 ERA in 8 2/3 innings of work.


Steve Cishek's streak of saves comes to an end


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek's streak of 33 consecutive saves came to a screeching end on Friday, as he was pegged the loss and the blown save in a 4-3 defeat to the Mets in New York.

Cishek (1-1) allowed a leadoff single to Lucas Duda to start the ninth. Duda reached second after a sacrifice bunt and scored on an Omar Quintanilla single with two outs. After a giving up a double to Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Cishek surrendered a walkoff single to Curtis Granderson to end the game.

Cishek was charged with two runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning. He owns a 2.35 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 7 2/3 innings pitched.

Steve Cishek picks up fourth save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek remained perfect in picking up his fourth save Tuesday, in a 1-0 win over the Braves.

Cishek didn't have much room for error with the Marlins up just one run in a pitcher's duel, but he also didn't need it. He tossed a perfect ninth, and needed just eight pitches to do so. He struck out one batter and picked up two groundball outs otherwise.

Cishek has yet to allow a run in seven appearances, with nine strikeouts and a pair of walks in seven innings.